Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Woo Hooo!!

It's Halloween!!!

Time to party and dance like nobody is watching!!

This card was created by stamping the skeletons on white cardstock then fussy cut. The black circle is a piece of black cardstock that I stamped with VersaMagic white chalk ink then embossed with white embossing powder.  It is mounted on a scallop circle of Marigold/Marigold Starstruck Foiled Paper.  The kraft panel was stamped with Memento Dye ink and sponged along the edge.  

I stamped the sentiment on scrap white paper and assembled it all on a black card base.

I hope you all have enjoyed this month full of Halloween 
have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!


Lost Coast Designs - Dancing Skeletons, Spider Web Background
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Nocturne; VersaMagic - White; Embossing Powder; Memento Dye Ink
Rinea - Marigold/Marigold Starstruck Foiled Paper
MFT - Circle Die; Scallop Stitched Circle Die

Inktober 2018 - Day 31 - Slice


Day 31 of Inktober 2018
I did it!!  I finished all of the prompts right on schedule.
I'm so happy, I had so much fun and I hope you all enjoyed my drawings.

Here is the final one...

I had lots of ideas for this one but I went with this...

Since it was my birthday a couple days ago...
That's about all that's left of the cake by now :)

Thanks for joining me for InkTober 2018!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Wicked & Purple Ravens

Is everyone ready for Halloween...

A couple more cards for your pleasure...

Don't ya just love the background on this's just so creepy!
Stamps are Lost Coast Design, Rinea Foiled Paper Strips and a vintage book page makes it all come together.

I don't know why but for some reason these raven's just needed to be purple.
That stamp is Lost Coast Designs as well.

Inktober 2018 - Day 30 - Jolt

Inktober 2018 

Day 30 - Jolt

This was another tough one for me...
this was the only thing I could think of - LOL!!

Yes, I am a bit warped - LOL!!

Monday, October 29, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Spell & Frank

Halloween is almost here...
just a couple cards for some Halloween fun!

Background paper and sentiment are from Authentique, witch & swirl are Lost Coast Designs.

Gotta love Frank - he's from Lost Coast Designs.
The background is EZ Marble from Marabu - love this stuff!

Inktober 2018 - Day 29 - Double

Inktober 2018 

Day 29 - Double

Well this was sort of hard but not.  I initially had this thought when I saw the prompt was double but I wasn't sure if it went with the theme or not but after trying to figure something else out I just went with it.  First ideas usually just stick in my head.

Yes, she's a bit creepy but it is almost halloween / DOD after all.  

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 28 - Gift

InkTober 2018

Day 28 - Gift

O.k...this was a really hard one for me. I don't know why I couldn't think of a good idea for gift so it's way easy and cheesy I guess....

The gift of love all wrapped up in a bow :)
It needs color though.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Kitty Antique Trial Lens Charm

I have one more cat project I'd like to share with you today...
and I thought it would be fun if it were something a bit different.

A vintage image of a kitty on an antique trial lens.
Makes the perfect charm for any cat lover.

I backed it with vintage sheet music for an added antique feel :)
It's so easy to make but is so striking.

Spooky Kitty

I wanted to share another cat creation with you...

A little kitty lost in the spooky woods!

The background was made with Nuance Pigment Powders.
Mounted on a piece of Rinea foiled paper.

Lost Coast Designs - Carri's Menagerie Cat 1, Trees
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Nocturne, Morning Mist
Nuance Pigment Powder
Rinea - Lavender/Lavender Starstruck Foiled Paper

InkTober 2018 - Day 27 - Thunder

Day 27 of InkTober
which also happens to be my birthday :)

Today's Prompt - Thunder

I suppose this is going to point to how old I am but this is the only thing I could think of for today's prompt ....

Angus Young - ThunderStruck...  
Gotta love AC/DC and this is one of my favorites.

Image result for acdc members

And for your listening pleasure...
Have a great day friends!!

A Little Demon Told Me...

27th of October

Another day for the 31 Days of Halloween
my  51st birthday!!!

Today I created a wicked little piece of me to share...

This little Evil Eye demon was stamped with VersaFine CLair ink then sprinkled with embossing powder and embossed.  I colored him using a variety of Chameleon alcohol markers and a white gel pen.  I added a bit of glitter on his eyes and teeth just to give him a little pop.

The background is another piece I made using Marabu's EZ Marble which is very addictive....once you start it's hard to stop!

He's a pretty scary looking little dude isn't he...
Just love those glittery eyes and teeth!


Lost Coast Designs - Evil Eye
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne; Black Embossing Powder
Chameleon - Alcohol Markers
White Gel Pen
Marabu - EZ Marble

Friday, October 26, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 26 - Stretch

Welcome to another day of drawing in InkTober!

Today's prompt is Stretch...
and here is my drawing...

I'd like to enter this into the Cat Lover's Hop Challenge as well...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Inktober2018 - Day 25 - Prickly

And today's prompt...Prickly.

I'm sure cactus jumps to mind when you first hear the word prickly but I wanted to do something a bit different so I came up with holly.  If you've ever been around one of these bushes you know just how prickly they really are.

It didn't look right in just black and white so I went ahead and colored the berries with Memento Dual Tip markers and a bit of white gel pen.  Now you can really tell what it is and the berries just make it pop!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Quilled Maple Leaf Card

Happy day my friends!
I hope you're all enjoying fall.

Today I'd like to share a quilled card I made for you...

I haven't played around with quilling for quite some time but Rinea Foiled papers are perfect for this type of project so I thought I would give it a go again.

I looked on Amazon and found this darling set of slotted quilling tools and knew they were perfect for the job.

I cut the papers into 1/8" strips and went from there...

The complete instructions are on the Rinea blog today...
I hope you venture on over and give it a look see.

Imagine - StazOn Ink, Delicata Ink
Embossing Folder - Sizzix
Prima - Twine

Inktober2018 - Day 24 - Chop


Day 24 - Chop

This is the first thing that came to mind...

I know it's cheating sort of but hey, it's one of my favorite cooking shows.
How could I not?

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Inktober2018 - Day 23 - Muddy


This was drawn with a friend who loves pigs in mind...
I hope she likes it :)

A muddy little pig!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Inktober2018 - Day 22 - Expensive


Day 22
Prompt - Expensive

I know this may sound odd but I really had a hard time with this one...
I don't know why but it really had me stumped.

This is what I came up with...

I guess I'm not materialistic so I don't think in terms of expensive or inexpensive...either that or I'm just terminally cheap - LOL!!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

InkTober2018 - Day 21 - Drain

Another day, another drawing
I am very excited about today's prompt
I'll explain below....

I know this is weird but today's prompt is Drain...

I've been watching True Blood for the first time (up to season 4) recently and so vampires are on my mind.  This was the first and only thing that came to mind when I saw the prompt for today - LOL!!

So tickled with how it turned out!

Not so good at shadows with only pen/ink but if I keep at it I will get it.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Inktober2018 - Day 20 - Breakable

Happy Saturday!

Are you ready for another Inktober day?

Today is Breakable...
and I already broke it ;)

I drew an egg but it was just a white oval...what fun is that?


Welcome friends!

Today I have my psychedelic Halloween version of the Cheshire Cat for you...

I LOVE this wicked looking Cheshire Cat!

He is wickedly evil and so much fun to color.  Of course I could have stuck with the norm but it's Halloween so I wanted to go all out.  I initially stamped him with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink then embossed him with black embossing powders.

I colored him with a combo of Chameleon Alcohol Markers and Memento Dual Tip Markers.

I then went back and added glitter to his eyes, teeth and claws.  I must say he's pretty wicked looking IRL.  The background was made using EZ Marble medium from Marabu.  


Lost Coast Designs - Cheshire Cat
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne; Memento Dual Tip Markers; On Point Glue; Embossing Powder
Chameleon Alcohol Markers
Marabu - EZ Marble

Friday, October 19, 2018

Imagine & So Suzy Crackerbox Stamps Blog Hop

Hello Friends and Welcome to Day 2
of the 
Imagine & Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps blog hop!

It is my pleasure to share these cards with you today...

I love the Halloween Kids image and I knew it would be a great foundation for this card.  I started off by pouncing a mix of London Fog and Gray Flannel onto my craft mat.  I spritzed it with a bit of Ink Potion No.9 then dipped a card panel into it several times and set it aside to dry.

Once dry I spritzed the upper two thirds of the panel with Wedding Dress irRESISTible Texture Spray.  After that had dried I rubbed Morning Mist VersaFine Clair over the sprayed portion.  Next I stamped the Halloween Kids along the bottom with VFC Nocturne Ink.

I die-cut the moon using a round stitched die, spritzed it with Silver Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry.  I then stamped the sentiment with VFC Nocturne ink and sponged the edges.

I finally assembled the card, added the die-cut bats; matted with a piece of pattern paper and mounted it on a black card blank.

I also wanted to make a winter themed card because I just couldn't resist this lovely Blowing Snowflake Tree stamp, it's just so pretty.  I stamped the tree using a stamp positioner coloring various snowflakes and swirls with different shades of blue and purple with my Memento Dual Tip Markers. The tree and deer were then stamped onto the panel using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. The sentiment was stamped using VFC Morning Mist. 

On Point Glue was dabbed here and there then sprinkled with glitter.  Some areas were glittered a second time for a thicker coating to give it the "snowy" look. Once dry the panel was mounted on a grey card blank.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I have created with these beautiful stamps!

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Crackerbox & Suszy Stamps
Lindsay Anderson
Kyriakos Pachadiroglou
Teresa DeWitt
Nadine Carlier
Tracy McLennon
Roni - You are Here!
Giada Rigamonti
Steph Ackerman
Martha Lucia Gomez
Melissa Andrew

Now for the goodies!! We are giving away a gift certificate to not one but two winners!  All you have to do is visit each blog on the list, leave a comment on each post and you'll be entered to win! You could just be the lucky winner of a $25.00 GC to Imagine or a $25.00 GC to Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps!

Good Luck Everyone....

Imagine - Memento Dye Ink - London Fog, Gray Flannel; VersaFine Clair - Nocturne, Morning Mist; irRESISTible Texture Spray - Wedding Dress; Shimmer Spritz - Silver; Sponge Dauber, On Point Glue, Memento Dual Tip Markers, Ink Potion No.9
So Suzy Crackerbox Stamps - Blowing Snowflake Tree, Buck sm,  Frightful Things Sentiment, Halloween Kids, Kisses From Heaven
Authentique - Nightfall
Sizzix Bat Dies
MFT - Stitched Circle Die

Inktober 2018 - Day 19 - Scorched

Time for another drawing,

today's prompt - Scorched!

Scorched Earth...

I screwed it up a bit on the left side...I was originally going to make it a dried up creek/river bed but I was having so much fun I decided just to scorch the whole thing.

Didn't translate well without the color so I added some Memento inks to kick it up a notch.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 18 - Bottle

Another day, another drawing...

Day 18 - Bottle

And what better bottle to draw than an ink bottle!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Winter is Just Around the Corner...

Hello Friends!

I know it's still October but...winter is coming.

The Color of the Month at Imagine is Pebble Grey (or gray whichever you prefer) and for some reason that brought to mind the peaceful quite of winter show showers that will blanket much of Indiana in the coming months.  If you've never seen snow falling in the grey of dawn or evening then you don't know the beauty of winter.  It is such a breath taking sight to behold.

While this card doesn't capture the full effect of a snowfall it is a fair representation and almost makes me long for a snow covered evening....almost ;)  LOL!!

I wanted to add a bit more to this card so I also stamped the inside with ghostly images of pine trees and a bit of pen work.

For full details on how I created this card please visit the Imagine blog here:

Have a wonderful day my inky friends!

InkTober 2018 - Day 17 - Swollen

It's Wednesday!

Hope it's been a good one so far.

Today's InkTober prompt is Swollen.
This instantly came to mind...

Violet Beauregard from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - 1971.

It didn't look right without color so I used a waterbrush and Memento inks to give her the blueberry look ;)  LOL!!


Reflections Mixed Media Journal
Imagine - Memento Dual Tip Markers; Memento Ink
Niji Waterbrush 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bad Ideas...

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you're all having a wonderful day so far.

Today I have another fun card for you - it's a combination of the 31 Days of Halloween plus the newest challenge at Lost Coast Designs Cats and Dogs.  Any card made using a combo of a cat, a dog or both.  Of course the 31 Days of Halloween challenge is still going on as well so I decided to combine them.  What do you think???

That cat is great isn't it?  Perrrrrfect sentiment too huh?


Imagine - VersaFine Clair; Memento Dual Tip Markers; Memento Dye Ink; On Point Glue; Sponge Daubers
Watercolor Brush

InkTober 2018 - Day 16 - Angular

Today's prompt for InkTober2018 is


Wow, that is a hard one let me tell you!
Here's what I came up with...

My very angular giraffe.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Halloween Greetings

I have another fun Halloween card for you...

this time from a favorite fanged figure...

(all stamps JFF Stamps)

Fun isn't he?  LOL!!
Who doesn't love Dracula with his fashionable cape and blood red smile.

InkTober 2018 - Day 15 - Weak

Happy Monday Everyone!

Here's to a great week :)

Ready with another inky drawing...

Today's prompt - Weak

This one's for my youngest son...he loves cats :)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

InkTober 2018 - Day 14 - Clock

Welcome back to another day of drawing...

Today's prompt is Clock!

I was very excited about this prompt because I like to collect old clocks and this is one from my collection.  I love that it is in the form of a gothic arch.


Reflections Mixed Media Journal
Imagine - Memento Dual Tip Marker

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Inktober 2018 - Day 13 - Guarded

Happy Saturday!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend...

Here is my Inktober sketch of the day...

Prompt - Guarded

My Steampunk dragon guarding the castle.

Witchy Session

Another fun card for the
31 Days of Halloween!

Even witches like to sit around and bitch & gossip and this is proof!

The image Stitch & Bitch was stamped and colored then fussy cut. It was mounted over a background of a die-cut Marigold/Marigold Starstruck Foiled Paper and a selection of Authentique pattern papers. I added the title which I made on my Dymo label maker. 


Lost Coast Designs - Stitch & Bitch (scroll 3/4 down the page)
Imagine - VersaFine Clair -Nocturne; Memento Dual Tip Markers
Authentique - Nightfall 
Dymo - Label

Friday, October 12, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 12

Happy Friday!!!

I hope you've all had a wonderful week.

Trick or Treat!

This card was created using stamps from the Rubber Stamp Tapestry set - Spookytown.
I used a combination of different VersaFine Clair inks as well as papers from Authentique and a bit of foiled paper from Rinea - Marigold/Marigold Starstruck.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Inktober 2018 - Day 12 - Whale

Day 12 of InkTober2018!

Prompt - Whale

My version anyway :)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 11


Time for another card for the 31 Days of Halloween!

Today's card was made using the spider and web stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry's Spookytown set.  The sentiment is Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  I also added a fun border by die-cutting Violet/Starstruck Violet Foiled Paper from Rinea.

A couple closer looks...

Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Spookytown
JFF Stamps - Happy Halloween